Ursa Major

by Constantin Dumitrescu-Cunctator

The Big Chariot props its own shaft to the abyss.
A sacred diamond dust overwhelms its area.
Snowing wastefully over the world her whitish ray,
The Moon, eternal vestal, watches it on this way...

Copyright © 2003, Constantin Dumitrescu-Cunctator

~ English translation from the Romanian by Andrei Dorian Gheorghe ~

Romanian lawyer and hero Constantin Dumitrescu-Cunctator is a veteran of Romanian astropoetry. Formely a political prisoner for 40 years under the communist regime, he served as senator in the Romanian Parliament. He was named laureate at the Cosmopoetry Festival of the Romanian Society for Meteors and Astronomy-SARM for his monumental astronomic-mythologic-heroic poem Apotheosis.

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